Blues, Boogie, & Bop: The 1940s Mercury Sessions Blues, Boogie, & Bop: The 1940s Mercury Sessions is an eclectic seven-CD set of rarities by everyone from Buddy Rich (drumming and singing) to jump-blues… Blues, Boogie, & Bop: The 1940s Mercury Sessions Blues, Boogie, & Bop: The 1940s Mercury Sessions is an eclectic seven-CD set of rarities by everyone from Buddy Rich (drumming and singing) to jump-blues… Various Artists Jazz
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Blues, Boogie, & Bop: The 1940s Mercury Sessions (1995)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Jazz

Blues, Boogie, & Bop: The 1940s Mercury Sessions is an eclectic seven-CD set of rarities by everyone from Buddy Rich (drumming and singing) to jump-blues man Eddie ''Cleanhead'' Vinson. Treats include early work by R&B pianist Professor Longhair and blues shouter Jimmy Witherspoon, but alternate takes of Albert Ammons' boogie-woogie pieces are too much of a good thing.

Originally posted Nov 24, 1995 Published in issue #302 Nov 24, 1995 Order article reprints
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